Empower Future Retail Leaders Today!

Empower Future Retail Leaders Today!

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

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The Center for Innovative Merchandising provides opportunities for top entrepreneurs, retailers & creatives to engage with students through a variety of initiatives. Help empower future retail leaders & innovators today!

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IU’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design’s Center for Innovative Merchandising (CIM) is driven to be a world-class program and is uniquely positioned to engage IU students with high-level professionals in the retail and fashion industries. With the help of your support, CIM will provide:

  • Internship opportunities, both international and domestic
  • Support for the Retail Studies Organization, a student group that provides on-campus Interaction with executives, designers, and other top industry talent
  • Merit scholarships to encourage students especially talented in the development of digital and interdisciplinary innovation
  • Co-curricular learning seminars and events, including off-campus experiences in Chicago and New York
  • Professional development workshops and skill building competitions
  • Interdisciplinary speaker series connecting the merchandising program to areas across campus and across student interests

Every gift of $50 or more made between today and April 10 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $5000. If it is your first-time ever donating to IU, it will be matched 2:1!

With your gift, you become a stakeholder in the future of the retail industry, empowering and inspiring IU students to become visionary leaders and creative innovators. Please join other alumni and friends of the Center for Innovative Merchandising by making your gift today!

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